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Jade

VALLEY SPRINGS, CA, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • The Modern Scholar: Way with Words: Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael D. C. Drout
    Overall
    (916)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (477)

    Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world.

    Jade says: "A Very Unique Read...(J/K)"
    "A Very Unique Read...(J/K)"
    Overall

    Includes everything you should have learned in grammar school had you been interested and engaged in the topic. A dynamic and unpretentious speaker. Famous speeches were dissected and the tools of their effectiveness revealed. I got it.

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overall
    (4745)
    Performance
    (1394)
    Story
    (1405)

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    Kerry says: "Witty and Wonderful"
    "Sulk Flirt and Whine"
    Overall

    O.K., the title is not necessarily true to my review. When the author mentioned she was a Cancer it all made sense. She is very insightful, articulate, witty, charming, but yes she loves to whine and becomes self-absorbed in herself. Yet, the story and plot is perfect and represented everything I wanted in a book---food, adventure, travel, and an exploration of spirituality. Once I warmed up to her writing voice, I was immersed in the book and the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    Overall
    (2698)
    Performance
    (933)
    Story
    (915)

    Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are and learn to live and breathe freely.

    Mr. Word Sponge says: "A Realized Being Shares In Person...a rare find."
    "An enjoyable adventure for my commute"
    Overall

    Although sometimes I found myself disengaged from the book (had to hit the rewind), I enjoyed the descriptions of places, culture & history. Some people found Paul narcissistic, but who cares. I've listened to worst people in my everyday life, and if you're Paul and you've been to the places he's been, you get a pass. I felt like I went on the journey when in reality I was driving through congested highways or riding on a commuter train with incredibly less interesting folks. No regrets purchasing this audiobook at all.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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